Virtual Seminar Series

AREUEA is pleased to present its Virtual Seminar Series. This series provides an additional platform for exchanging ideas and disseminating research in real estate and urban economics. The Virtual Seminar Series allows AREUEA members to present rigorous and engaging research to an audience of both AREUEA members and non-members from around the world.


An AREUEA member can submit a paper addressing any relevant research topic, including but not limited to, housing, urban economics, real estate finance and investments, and the intersection of real estate and macroeconomics. There is no expiration to the submission window; we encourage submissions at any time.


The organizing committee will choose papers based on 1) quality of the work; 2) stage of the paper (e.g., giving priority to papers that are being refined for submission to a journal); and 3) timeliness of the topic. The committee may also solicit presentations of relevant topics.


A 75-minute Zoom conference, which comprises a 45-minute presentation followed by moderated Q&A. Participants can also ask clarifying questions through the moderator during the presentation.


Anyone who registers can participate at no cost. Registered participants will receive a notification and a reminder before the seminar.


The Virtual Seminars will be held bi-weekly. AREUEA members please watch out for a registration invitation that will be sent 1-2 weeks before each seminar. We encourage you to forward the registration email to non-members for them to register and attend the seminar series.

Upcoming Events

Date Presenter Presentation/Paper Name
Oct. 20, 2021 John Griffin (TX Austin) Is COVID Revealing a CMBS Virus?
Nov. 3, 2021 Will Strange (Toronto) Are City Centers Losing Their Appeal? Commercial Real Estate, Urban Spatial Structure, and COVID
Nov. 17, 2021 Lee Seltzer (NY Fed) The Effects of Leverage on Investments in Maintenance:  Evidence from Apartments
Dec. 1, 2021 Ben McCartney (Purdue) 'Sort Selling': Political Polarization and Residential Choice
Dec. 15, 2021 Brian J. Asquith (W.E. Upjohn Institute) Why Are Older Workers Moving Less While Working Longer?

Historical Virtual Seminar Presentations

The 2021 Virtual Seminar Organizing Committee

Xudong An (Chair)
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Leah Brooks
George Washington University
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Thies Lindenthal
University of Cambridge
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Eva Steiner
The Pennsylvania State University
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Jiro Yoshida
The Pennsylvania State University
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